Video Of 8-Year-Old Cerebral Palsy Boy Generates Over 40,000 Views

Posted: Feb 9 2016, 9:28pm CST | by , in News | Latest Science News

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Skating has helped improve his medical condition.

Eight-year-old Atticus Edmunds has cerebral palsy and confined to a wheelchair, but he is no ordinary kid – he can skate just as nearly as any other healthy kid, and the exercise is helping him recover fast - Fox News wrote.

His father pushes him through the skate park before releasing him as he gathers speed, and then the boy just goes to play with his skate, pulling stunts that stop other skaters in their tracks – and earning him the respects he deserves among his peers.

“That was great!” the young man shouted in a YouTube video his mother Tresa posted. “That was fantastic!”

The video was uploaded on January 3 and it has already generated over 40,000 views up till date.

Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that affects body movement and muscle coordination, but Atticus is able to achieve some relief when he skates, and he seems to like the exercise and the needed relief that comes with it.

“It's actually a form of therapy,” Tresa said. "The nerves don't communicate to his muscles the same way other people do, so when he gets this huge rush of motion, it keeps stuff in for him. He feels that rush.”

Living in Sacramento, California, little Atticus was born at 28 weeks and weighed only 2 pounds and 3 ounces. But with his interest and ability with skating, his father Jared said skating “gives him an opportunity to do things that other kids do instead of having him sit on the sidelines and watch.”

His mother also added that skating has revealed the adventurous nature of the boy, and the daring part of him has made other skaters to see him first as a skilled skater and then a wheelchair-bound boy second.

A very shy boy, the popularity of the video has given Atticus some confidence, and his mother thanked everyone on her blog, saying “You all gave him faith in himself.”

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